Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 686 641
Rank change year-on-year +135 -45 +64
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 843 613 825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.98% 1.91% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 656 493 732
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,750 £27,250
90th Percentile £79,375 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +1.12%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 28309 32038 36151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.65% 16.96% 16.63%
Number of salaries quoted 22925 26230 29899
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +149 814 £55,000 +10.00% 22
UK excluding London +53 465 £47,500 +2.70% 14
London +174 369 £60,000 +9.09% 8
South East +21 220 £52,500 +5.00% 4
North of England +68 108 £45,000 - 6
North West +48 78 £45,000 -2.17% 4
Midlands +54 50 £37,500 -16.67%
East of England +7 45 £67,500 +50.00% 2
West Midlands +36 43 £37,500 -16.67%
South West +39 35 £40,000 -10.11% 2
Yorkshire +31 28 £42,500 +30.77% 1
Scotland -25 17 £42,500 +11.11%
East Midlands +37 7 £67,500 +58.82%
Wales +12 4 £36,250 -56.06%
North East +7 2 £47,500 +35.71% 1

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 639 (75.80%) Cisco
2 570 (67.62%) VPN
3 559 (66.31%) Firewall
4 452 (53.62%) BGP
5 438 (51.96%) Cisco Certification
6 424 (50.30%) OSPF
7 378 (44.84%) MPLS
8 374 (44.37%) WAN
9 351 (41.64%) SSL
10 335 (39.74%) CCNP
11 283 (33.57%) Cisco ASA
12 280 (33.21%) Data Centre
13 272 (32.27%) LAN
14 254 (30.13%) Wireless
15 247 (29.30%) DNS
16 245 (29.06%) Network Security
17 242 (28.71%) TCP/IP
18 241 (28.59%) Cisco Nexus
19 239 (28.35%) Linux
20 224 (26.57%) Palo Alto
21 221 (26.22%) EIGRP
22 215 (25.50%) Juniper
23 210 (24.91%) VMware
24 191 (22.66%) CCIE
25 180 (21.35%) VoIP
26 178 (21.12%) Windows
27 177 (21.00%) Cisco IOS
28 171 (20.28%) CheckPoint
29 168 (19.93%) F5
30 166 (19.69%) DHCP

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 65 (7.71%) CMS
2 52 (6.17%) MS Exchange
3 48 (5.69%) Skype for Business
4 30 (3.56%) OpenStack
5 25 (2.97%) Cloud Foundry
6 11 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (0.95%) IIS
7 8 (0.95%) Zimbra
8 5 (0.59%) nginx
8 5 (0.59%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.47%) Apache
9 4 (0.47%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.36%) Anypoint
10 3 (0.36%) JBoss
11 2 (0.24%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.24%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 23 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.71%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.24%) Magento
2 2 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 132 (15.66%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (4.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 38 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
5 35 (4.15%) SaaS
6 31 (3.68%) Office 365
7 16 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (1.66%) Akamai
9 8 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.71%) Route 53
12 4 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (0.36%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.36%) IaaS
13 3 (0.36%) PaaS
14 2 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.24%) Serverless
15 1 (0.12%) Dropbox
15 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 570 (67.62%) VPN
2 559 (66.31%) Firewall
3 452 (53.62%) BGP
4 424 (50.30%) OSPF
5 378 (44.84%) MPLS
6 374 (44.37%) WAN
7 351 (41.64%) SSL
8 283 (33.57%) Cisco ASA
9 272 (32.27%) LAN
10 254 (30.13%) Wireless
11 247 (29.30%) DNS
12 245 (29.06%) Network Security
13 242 (28.71%) TCP/IP
14 241 (28.59%) Cisco Nexus
15 221 (26.22%) EIGRP
16 180 (21.35%) VoIP
17 177 (21.00%) Cisco IOS
18 166 (19.69%) DHCP
19 162 (19.22%) VLAN
20 123 (14.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.03%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.20%) MySQL
3 17 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.19%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.07%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.07%) Relational Database
7 8 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.83%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.83%) Redis
9 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.24%) DB2
10 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.12%) Big Data
11 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 13 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.54%) Hudson
3 12 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 6 (0.71%) Metasploit
5 5 (0.59%) JIRA
6 4 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.12%) MSI
7 1 (0.12%) WinAutomation
General
1 162 (19.22%) Finance
2 85 (10.08%) Banking
3 74 (8.78%) Telecoms
4 28 (3.32%) Retail
5 21 (2.49%) Legal
6 14 (1.66%) French Language
6 14 (1.66%) German Language
6 14 (1.66%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.54%) Billing
8 12 (1.42%) Games
9 9 (1.07%) Digital Economy
9 9 (1.07%) Publishing
10 8 (0.95%) Italian Language
10 8 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.95%) Military
11 5 (0.59%) Marketing
12 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.24%) Advertising
13 2 (0.24%) Electronics
13 2 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 379 (44.96%) Network Engineer
2 160 (18.98%) Senior Network Engineer
3 134 (15.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 115 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 89 (10.56%) Security Engineer
6 67 (7.95%) Support Engineer
7 64 (7.59%) Architect
8 57 (6.76%) Network Security Engineer
9 41 (4.86%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 41 (4.86%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
10 40 (4.74%) Analyst
10 40 (4.74%) Linux Engineer
11 39 (4.63%) Team Leader
12 35 (4.15%) Juniper Engineer
13 31 (3.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 31 (3.68%) Network Team Leader
14 30 (3.56%) Firewall Engineer
14 30 (3.56%) Operations Engineer
15 29 (3.44%) Senior Security Engineer
16 28 (3.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (9.49%) 802.1X
2 75 (8.90%) XMPP
3 43 (5.10%) Web Services
4 27 (3.20%) HTML
5 20 (2.37%) XML
6 16 (1.90%) JSON
7 13 (1.54%) Middleware
8 10 (1.19%) REST
8 10 (1.19%) SAML
9 7 (0.83%) OAuth
9 7 (0.83%) OpenID
9 7 (0.83%) SOAP
10 3 (0.36%) .NET
11 2 (0.24%) JTAPI
11 2 (0.24%) Node.js
11 2 (0.24%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.24%) RFC 2833
11 2 (0.24%) TAPI
12 1 (0.12%) Java EE
12 1 (0.12%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 280 (33.21%) Data Centre
2 87 (10.32%) Clustering
3 56 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (6.29%) Public Cloud
5 49 (5.81%) PKI
6 38 (4.51%) Private Cloud
7 37 (4.39%) Computer Science
8 34 (4.03%) Management Information System
9 30 (3.56%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (2.37%) Virtual Team
11 18 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
12 15 (1.78%) FlexPod
13 11 (1.30%) DataPower
13 11 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
13 11 (1.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 10 (1.19%) Fintech
14 10 (1.19%) Hedge funds
14 10 (1.19%) Life Science
15 7 (0.83%) CESG
15 7 (0.83%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 239 (28.35%) Linux
2 178 (21.12%) Windows
3 60 (7.12%) Windows Server
4 53 (6.29%) Unix
5 41 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (4.03%) CentOS
6 34 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (1.78%) Windows 7
10 14 (1.66%) Ubuntu
11 13 (1.54%) Debian
11 13 (1.54%) Windows 10
12 11 (1.30%) Mac OS
13 9 (1.07%) Kali Linux
14 8 (0.95%) Android
14 8 (0.95%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.71%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (19.69%) Load Balancing
2 152 (18.03%) ITIL
3 105 (12.46%) Network Design
4 102 (12.10%) Mentoring
5 73 (8.66%) DevOps
6 72 (8.54%) Change Management
7 66 (7.83%) Presales
8 65 (7.71%) Network Management
9 62 (7.35%) Migration
10 61 (7.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 61 (7.24%) Line Management
11 60 (7.12%) SIEM
12 58 (6.88%) High Availability
13 57 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
14 56 (6.64%) Kalman Filter
15 46 (5.46%) Problem Management
16 45 (5.34%) Configuration Management
16 45 (5.34%) Network Monitoring
17 44 (5.22%) Service Delivery
18 41 (4.86%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 112 (13.29%) Python
2 72 (8.54%) Bash Shell
3 65 (7.71%) Perl
4 52 (6.17%) PowerShell
5 36 (4.27%) C
5 36 (4.27%) SQL
6 31 (3.68%) Shell Script
7 26 (3.08%) C++
7 26 (3.08%) Ruby
8 22 (2.61%) Java
9 13 (1.54%) PHP
10 6 (0.71%) C-shell
10 6 (0.71%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.71%) Korn
11 5 (0.59%) Tcl
12 2 (0.24%) VBScript
13 1 (0.12%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.12%) AWK
13 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 438 (51.96%) Cisco Certification
2 335 (39.74%) CCNP
3 191 (22.66%) CCIE
4 140 (16.61%) CCNA
5 125 (14.83%) Degree
6 61 (7.24%) CCVP
7 56 (6.64%) Security Cleared
8 45 (5.34%) CISSP
8 45 (5.34%) SC Cleared
9 29 (3.44%) JNCIP
10 28 (3.32%) CCNP Voice
10 28 (3.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 24 (2.85%) MCSE
12 22 (2.61%) GIAC
13 21 (2.49%) CEH
14 20 (2.37%) CCDP
14 20 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (1.90%) CISM
16 15 (1.78%) JNCIA
16 15 (1.78%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (6.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 35 (4.15%) SLA
3 34 (4.03%) PCI DSS
4 22 (2.61%) PMO
5 15 (1.78%) QA
6 14 (1.66%) COBIT
7 12 (1.42%) HIPAA
8 4 (0.47%) Def Stans
9 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.24%) GDPR
10 2 (0.24%) PA-DSS
11 1 (0.12%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 137 (16.25%) Active Directory
1 137 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (3.91%) Docker
3 28 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 23 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (2.37%) VMware NSX
6 17 (2.02%) vSphere
7 13 (1.54%) ProxySG
7 13 (1.54%) vCloud
8 11 (1.30%) pfSense
9 10 (1.19%) Firmware
9 10 (1.19%) KVM
9 10 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 10 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.07%) iptables
11 6 (0.71%) NFS
11 6 (0.71%) oVirt
11 6 (0.71%) Samba
11 6 (0.71%) Snort
11 6 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 101 (11.98%) Cisco CUCM
2 67 (7.95%) Cisco UCCX
3 61 (7.24%) FortiGate
4 60 (7.12%) Cisco UCCE
5 43 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
6 35 (4.15%) Puppet
7 34 (4.03%) Cisco Prime
8 31 (3.68%) Kubernetes
8 31 (3.68%) Nagios
9 29 (3.44%) Cacti
10 28 (3.32%) Terraform
11 18 (2.14%) Ansible
12 16 (1.90%) SCOM
12 16 (1.90%) SolarWinds Orion
13 15 (1.78%) SCCM
14 13 (1.54%) Mesos
14 13 (1.54%) Nessus
14 13 (1.54%) Nmap
14 13 (1.54%) rkt
15 10 (1.19%) Grafana
Vendors
1 639 (75.80%) Cisco
2 224 (26.57%) Palo Alto
3 215 (25.50%) Juniper
4 210 (24.91%) VMware
5 171 (20.28%) CheckPoint
6 168 (19.93%) F5
7 162 (19.22%) Microsoft
8 95 (11.27%) Riverbed
9 89 (10.56%) SolarWinds
10 82 (9.73%) Citrix
11 81 (9.61%) Fortinet
12 50 (5.93%) Aruba
13 42 (4.98%) HP
14 35 (4.15%) Brocade
15 32 (3.80%) Blue Coat
16 31 (3.68%) Avaya
17 30 (3.56%) Red Hat
18 27 (3.20%) NICE Systems
19 26 (3.08%) Sourcefire
20 24 (2.85%) Arista